Stocks to buy

Growth stocks have been hammered over the past several months. Investors have been spooked by the Federal Reserve tightening at the same time that higher rates are already dampening big-ticket demand (see falling auto and housing stocks), and escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China are causing input costs to rise and corporate margins
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Shares of streaming device maker Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) plunged as much as 20% on Thursday after the company reported third-quarter numbers that ostensibly were very strong. Q3 revenues topped expectations. So did earnings, and gross margins. The platform added more users than expected. Total streaming hours came in ahead of expectations. And, management lifted its full-year
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When the dust settled from the midterm elections, President Donald Trump did something both shocking and inevitable: he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Occupying a contentious tenure from the start, Sessions passive-aggressively clashed with Trump by recusing himself from the Russian-meddling inquiry. Now, Sessions’ loss can be your gain as you seek out the best
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Wednesday’s market moonshot was a bear killer and that gives us a good reason to seek stocks to buy. We finally saw strength return to growth stocks as the Nasdaq Composite led the charge with a 3% gain that pulled the Index back above the 200-day moving average. The S&P 500 followed suit with a
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U.S. equities are surging strongly on Wednesday as the Democrats emerged with a narrow majority in the House of Representatives following a bitter mid-term election contest. The Republicans expanded their majority in the Senate. The outcome should be a mix of gridlock (especially on trade) and possible action on infrastructure, both of which the market
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For owners of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock it’s been a troubling couple of months. Let’s start with the obvious. Since July, FB stock has plummeted from its high of almost $220 to under $150 today. While the company initially shook off the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the consequences of it continue to cause considerable repercussions. Those repercussions have
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The stock market has been volatile lately, and not many market pros expect this volatility to die down any time soon. The Fed remains on its rate hiking path. Trade tensions remain high between the U.S. and China. Third-quarter earnings are largely strong, but Q4 guides are coming in weak. Analysts are bringing down long-term
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Artificial intelligence stocks remain hot — although perhaps not as hot as they were just a few weeks ago. A number of AI stocks have taken a big hit in the recent market sell-off. From a long-term standpoint, however, that’s good news. The use of artificial intelligence is only going to increase, providing strong growth
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If you’re a Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) shareholder, you are probably fairly happy about the performance of Microsoft stock during the October correction, since MSFT stock outperformed most other tech names last month. Microsoft stock fell 6.6% in October compared to 41.1% and 25.0% for Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) respectively. Although Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is
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When Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) reports its earnings after the market closes on Nov. 7, analysts are expecting ho-hum results. Earnings of 82 cents a share on revenues of $5.53 billion are roughly in line with the June numbers. There are hopes for 89 cents, but that’s irrelevant to the investment case for QCOM stock. The investment
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Tech’s all over the place right now. And so is the chip sector. The broader market selloff has hit chip stocks where it hurts. This is especially so because the chip sector has significant international exposure. “Quite frankly, this isn’t a place you’d want to hide in a trade war, since 90 percent of the
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There are two ways to look at the recent price action in Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock. Amazon stock has bounced over 10% in the last few sessions, but that followed a 28% plunge in the stock from its early September highs above $2,000 to a six-month low below $1,500. From one standpoint, the sell-off seems like a
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